There is constant refinement going on here at HomeGrown Goods which brings resent additions to the website. Not only have we added new companies and their products but we've also started on the process of effectively organizing all of this information. As you will see, there are more drop down menus in the top header navigation. Please browse these categories and if there is anything you would like to see different, please let us know. Anyhow, below are the few companies that we have added. Please enjoy:
Be sure to check back for more additions to the Home-GrownGoods.com website.
As Boldfoot notes: it starts from the ground up. In this case, it's American apparel manufacturing that starts from the ground up... with socks. Boldfoot brings us grown and sewn in the U.S.A socks that cater to all types of styles.
Just starting to walk, Boldfoot started with a Kickstarter campaign and quickly surpassed their goal. Now that they are funded, production will begin right outside of Philadelphia, PA and delivery is set for October of this year.
You still have time to make a contribution to their Kickstarter campaign and get your hands on the first run at a discounted price. They are worth the money with a 6 month insurance that will replace socks due to any sort of failure for free, no questions asked. One dollar from each pair purchased will go to helping veterans find jobs, housing, and health, as well. And, did we mention, they are grown and sewn in the U.S.A!
Retail price is set to be $12.
Learn more and contribute HERE.
Hi There Folks, what can be said other than we apologize for the hiatus here at HomeGrown Goods! There is really no excuse for it. However, happenings and news has not stopped from the businesses that HomeGrown Goods so proudly supports. There is much to catch up on and I hope you don't mind seeing some belated news from dedicated producers such as Swift Industries, Folk Fibers, and first timers that will soon be on the website! Not to mention, some new reviews and such will be up in the foreseeable future. We are all really looking forward to getting back in the groove of updates and finding new Fine. Artisan. Products.
Be well and Happy Halloween!!
There is more exposure up on the Martha Stewart Living American Made website for Shae Whitney, DRAM, and fellow Colorado Makers. This footage was taken during the recent American Made visit and added to the collection of videos about Makers from around the U.S.
Go here: http://www.marthastewart.com/972807/american-made?xsc=eml_am_2013_07_welcome#1015436 to watch the video in its entirety.
What exciting news: DRAM Apothecary made it on the Fifty Best Bitters! It is well worth the few minutes it takes to read through this post. The introduction has really great historical information about the creation and use of bitters throughout the time periods. There has certainly been an evolution of bitter uses but their original purpose in health still holds strong today.
Don't forget to stop over to the Interviews page to read the interview with Shae Whitney, owner and operator of DRAM Apothecary.
HomeGrown Goods is proud and excited to announce the first of many interviews is now up on the website: Shae Whitney of DRAM Apothecary in Silver Plume, Colorado! It was a pleasure to correspond with Shae and we wish her the best of luck with the success of the Bread Bar that she recently opened to the public for tastings and fine cocktails. Expect to hear more about DRAM in the future here on Home-GrownGoods.com. Now go learn more about bitter creation and the passion of being a small business owner in the INTERVIEWS section of the website.
Click on the image above to go directly to the interview.
This couldn't of come at a better time for Shae Whitney and DRAM Apothecary with just last weekend having a soft opening of the HQ/Bar/tasting room, The Bread Bar. This nice little DIY feature on ApartmentTherapy.com, joins DRAM and Stephen from Peak Spirits, who craft their own Gin, Vodka, and other fine drink in the mountains of Colorado, as they show us how to create a tasty cocktail for that very special occasion.
Congratulations to both Shae and Stephen, what a great cocktail and feature! This should drum up some notoriety for both of them and their fine products.
The internet is a truly wonderful thing. Virtually anything you want to share with the world, you can. A conduit to reaching the world audience is literally at your finger tips. Thanks to this tool, I stumbled across a new quarterly publication called Rustbelt Almanac during my daily internet excursion.
The collaboration between Noah Purdy and Michael Artman, Photographer and Graphic Designer respectively, created this magazine with an intention similar to HomeGrown Goods. Their focus is to highlight the passion, hard work, and drive of artisans, craftsman, and small businesses that reside in the Rustbelt region of the United States. The creators explain, "...the magazine was born out of a shared desire to document the stories of the people that are driving the region's growth - both economically and culturally." They sure have made use of their own passions and can be seen in the form of Rustbelt Almanac. You can see for yourself when you head over to their website and pick up a copy of your own. Available in a digital version, however Rustbelt Almanac, validly, pushes the print version.
In a recent feature on the GoMediaZine blog, Michael Artman states, "All we know is that we prefer holding something physical in our hands, and we aren’t the only ones. Here at Rustbelt Almanac, we value longevity. It’s not even about tradition in any romantic sense. It’s simply a fact – print lasts longer" (The Road to the Rustbelt Almanac, by GoMediaZine)
Lastly, just as any small business, Rustbelt Almanac cannot be made possible without the support of the general public and other small businesses. So, take a look at their Kickstarter video below, share with friends, then purchase a copy of Issue 1... in that order. My next stop is to do just that.
Two days in a row of Cuppow? How can this happen? Well, yesterday afternoon I got wind from Aaron's, one of the creators of Cuppow, Instagram (@aarn_) that there was a lengthy feature in the Summer edition of Entrepreneur Startup Magazine. So, naturally, we here at HomeGrown Goods want to provide you with all the information we can about the products and businesses we display to you, and this article is a perfect source of information about this great company.
Check out Entrepreneur Startup Magazines website, Facebook, and/or download their mobile App (http://entm.ag/10MU9j8 - also available for iPad) so you can read the article!
What perfect timing, Wild Rose Herbs was the most recent addition here at HomeGrown Goods and, days later, Ash and her business went up on the Etsy.com homepage as their featured shop! How exciting! Hard work, ethics, and quality products do and will gain attention - here is the proof!
Take the time to read this well written article and learn more about Wild Rose Herbs, Ash, and what it means to live deliberately. Enjoy!
Etsy.com's featured shop: wild rose herbs
Hello, my name is Ash. I am the creator of Wild Rose Herbs, a botanical skin care company focused on sustainability. I’m entirely self-taught, and have largely learned through experimentation over the past eight years. My unique blends are made intuitively using the best, most ethically-produced ingredients available. I am fortunate to live on a two acre mini-farm in Southern Oregon’s Rogue Valley, and I design, blend, package, and ship my products from a 400-square foot workshop and office nestled between an herb garden and a lush, half-wild pasture.
I learned the value of a DIY ethic at a young age. I was raised by a single mother of three and resourcefulness was key in our household. My mom gets credit for introducing me to herbalism. Teas, tinctures and bad tasting supplements were always on hand, and colorful herb books filled our shelves. This, combined with my immersion in the local punk scene, made me crave the skills necessary to be totally self-reliant. Despite doing well in school, I skipped college and invested in a small library of books on everything from aromatherapy to homesteading.